Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)MS37
TitleThe Nineteenth Century Industry Collection
Extent34 manuscript boxes
DescriptionAn artificial collection of deeds, other legal documents and associated papers including correspondence, financial papers, Parliamentary papers and printed material relating to the affairs of a range of individuals, properties and businesses throughout the Midlands and the north of England, largely dating from the mid-late 19th century.

In large part these papers derive from the offices of three solicitors:
-Benbow, Tucker and Saltwell, formerly Tucker and Lake, 4 Serle Street, Lincoln's Inn, London.
-Pemberton, Cope, and Gray, 5 New Court, Lincoln's Inn, formerly Pemberton, Meynell and Pemberton, formerly Pemberton and Garth, 20 Whitehall Place, London.
-Winter, William and Co [William Esdaile Winter, William Winter, and James Carlos Pattison], 16 Bedford Row, London.

Additional solicitors whose papers are represented in the collection are noted at series level.
ArrangementIt is unclear how this collection was acquired or brought together, as there is no one solicitor's office, individual client, or business that unites the papers. For the purposes of cataloguing, therefore, the collection has been arranged into broad series on the basis of what is thought to be the identity of the client and/or the legal process from which the papers are thought to originate. Thereunder, papers are arranged according to document type. In general, the series level arrangement also reflects the storage order of the papers prior to cataloguing.
Access ConditionsAccess to all registered researchers
Finding AidsA catalogue of this collection is available on the online archive catalogue. Click on the Finding Number to display the summary contents list of the catalogue and to view the full catalogue, or view the catalogue as a PDF file by clicking in the document field below. A paper copy is also available in the Cadbury Research Library: Special Collections Department
Access StatusOpen
Physical DescriptionIn addition to finding numbers, which are marked in the top right hand corner of items, documents also bear additional accession numbers [box and item number] on their reverse. These reflect the storage arrangement of the papers prior to cataloguing.
Custodial HistoryThe provenance of this collection is unknown. Its former location in Special Collections was Business Records 14/iv.


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